The season finale of Inside Amy Schumer was strange but perfectly adequate. None of the sketches really made me laugh out loud. This seemed like an episode that was entirely dependent on Amy’s bit of making fun of herself by playing a total dumbass, and that’s honestly not when I find her the funniest. The best part of this episode was the heavy featuring of Jon Glaser, who in my mind can do no wrong. He was painfully perfect as Jeremy Jamm in my beloved Parks & Rec and his performance in the O’Nutters sketch spoofing Hooters in the first season of Amy Schumer got me hooked on the show. He is a comedian that throws himself into a performance without fear of looking stupid or being completely obnoxious- much like Amy. I would pay all my Kickstarter money to a variety show featuring the two of them.
Jon Glaser is the only person that could run around in a giant rooster costume cockblocking people and putting a smile on their face. The lame pick-up line about headphones at the start of this sketch was so real it was painful, and as I’ve had to be that less-attractive friend rushing in to save my girl from a totally lame guy, that hit a little too close to home. I hope season four features a lot more Jon Glaser in ridiculous costumes being over-the-top obnoxious. That’s all I want from this life.
MOMENT OF THE SKETCH: “Don’t cockblock block Cockblock when he’s trying to block cock”.
Put Your Dick Away
This episode was worthwhile because it introduced me to Bridget Everett, who is now my favorite human being and my role model. This wasn’t a sketch, but my favorite part was Bridget shoving a guy’s head under her shirt and singing an entire verse like that. You guys, she’s really the coolest, I don’t think you get it.
Other Noteworthy Moments
Amy Schumer’s vagina is a dark and magical cave, that one guy met someone who actually had a tail, nonsense cockney gibberish, that weird not-smile that all female celebrities do.
I know I say every week that my favorite part of every episode is the end when Amy takes some time to be real, but the ending of this finale was particularly endearing. I can only imagining that working on the set of this show is an absolute blast, and it’s nice to see that Amy is as kind and enthusiastic as I imagine her to be. Basically what I’m saying here is Amy, if you’re reading this, can we please be best friends? Everyone tells me I’m just like you so obviously it’s meant to be.
This season felt like Amy was really starting to come into her own as a comedian, and I’m hoping that momentum continues into the fourth season. This episode was a weird one, but they can’t all be perfect feminist theses because that’s just not Amy Schumer’s thing. Yes, she likes to make jokes about the bullshit double standards put on women, but she also likes to make jokes about having three buttholes. That’s who she is, and I wouldn’t want it any other way.